Progressive and Humane Immigration Reform
Unless someone is native to this land or had their ancestors forcibly brought here in slavery, there was a moment in each American’s family history when a relative made the serious, hopeful, and courageous decision to come to America.
Our nation has long offered itself as a place of refuge for those in need, but our current immigration system doesn’t embody the values we take pride in — compassion, hard work, family, openness, unity, and freedom.
Tom has a successful track record of supporting immigrants and their advocates. He helped establish a legal network that has provided services to over 1,600 immigrants and refugees, supported 1,100 DACA applicants in their renewal application process, and helped recruit 7,100 volunteer lawyers, interpreters, mental health professionals, and organizers to fight for immigrants’ rights.
As president, Tom will reform this cruel system by immediately enacting protections for vulnerable immigrant communities, restructuring our legal immigration system, reimagining the asylum and refugee system to address the millions displaced by the climate crisis, and encouraging community-led engagement and participation.